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Nevada Medicine Weekly | December 12, 2017

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Don’t Let the New Blood Pressure Guidelines Add to Your Holiday Stress

The holiday season brings evenings by the fire, time enjoyed with loved ones, bright decorations throughout the city and in many cases, a dramatic increase in stress levels. Whether due to finances, time management, or relatives getting on your nerves, holiday stress is a real thing with real health implications.

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a known side-effect of continued stress. In November, the guidelines for high blood pressure were redefined as 130 over 80 instead of 140 over 90, the first change from the American Heart Association in 14 years.

UNR Med Department of Family and Community Medicine Chair Daniel Spogen, M.D., explains what these new guidelines mean and why you shouldn't be too concerned as long as you consult your physician and live a healthy lifestyle.

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New Grant to Attract Bilingual Spanish-English High School Students for Careers in Health Care

A cooperative effort between the College of Education and UNR Med has resulted in the first-ever Science Education Partnership Awards grant awarded in Nevada. Titled "Community of Bilingual English-Spanish Speakers Exploring Issues in Science and Health," the $1.25 million grant to be awarded over five years focuses on establishing a pipeline of bilingual high school students interested in the STEM and healthcare fields as well as biomedical, behavioral and clinical research.

Read more for details on how this grant will impact the University and state, furthering our mission-based values of diversity and inclusion.

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Audrey Goodnight Named AAMC PME Host of the Month

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has named Advancement and Engagement Director of Events and Protocol Audrey Goodnight PME host of the month. Project Medical Education (PME) offers a chance for elected officials, community partners, medical partners, campus affiliates and university friends to see how a UNR Med education is contributing to A Healthy Nevada through education, clinical care, research and diversity and inclusion.

According to Goodnight, "The intimate and immersive experience is a worthwhile investment in participants who, in turn, become advocates."

The next PME is scheduled for Friday, February 16, 2018.

#BleedSilverandBlue Blood Drive a Success

Thanks to all who turned out for the #BleedSilverandBlue blood drive. The final numbers are in, and we were able to collect 30 units of blood. Not only will this blood be used to save up to 78 lives, but you also helped us beat our last blood drive, which successfully resulted in 23 units of blood donated. The holidays are a critical time for the blood bank, and the United Blood Services is incredibly grateful to all of you. 


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Upcoming Holiday: Christmas Day

December 25, 2017

Upcoming Holiday: New Year's Day

January 1, 2018

Events for December 12 – 19, 2017

ECHO Clinics: Medication-Assisted Treatment

December 13, 2017 • 8–9:30 a.m.
Training Staff to Work with Patients Who Struggle with Addiction

ECHO Clinics: Cardiology

December 14, 2017 • 8–9 a.m.
Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes

SPA Clinics: Aphasia Communication Clinic

December 15, 2017 • 2:30 p.m.

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In The News
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David Leitner and Wei Yan, University of Nevada, Reno

December 8, 2017 • Northern Nevada Business Weekly
David Leitner and Wei Yan, faculty members at the University of Nevada, Reno, have been awarded distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce 2018 Leadership Class

December 8, 2017 • Northern Nevada Business Weekly
The Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce announced the professionals selected for enrollment in its 2018 Leadership class comprising professionals from Chamber member organizations, including UNR Med's Collette Witt.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Directors

December 8, 2017 • Northern Nevada Business Weekly
Adonis Hardeman, Gayle Halminiak, Ken Munsterman, Danielle Eaton and Liana McGill have been named directors in the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's (UNR Med) Office of Operations and Financial Services.

New Grant to Attract Bilingual Spanish-English High School Students for Careers in Health Care: $1.25 Million Science Education Partnership Award Received by the Raggio Research Center for Work Aiming to Bring Linguistic Diversity to STEM-Focused Fields in Nevada

December 5, 2017 • Nevada Today
A University of Nevada, Reno project aiming to increase linguistic diversity within the healthcare workforce was recently one of 15 new Science Education Partnership Awards granted in fiscal year 2017. The project is funded for $1.25 million over five years through The National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a program of the National Institutes of Health. This is the first SEPA grant awarded in Nevada.

Women at UNR Med are Encouraged to Pursue Orthopaedics

December 5, 2017 • The Nevada Sagebrush
In an effort to encourage more women to pursue a career in orthopedics, the University of Nevada, Reno, hosted the Perry Outreach Program on Thursday, Nov. 9 and Friday, Nov. 10. The Perry Outreach Program provided medical students with the opportunity to experience hands-on work in orthopedic and engineering procedures.

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Don’t Let the New Blood Pressure Guidelines Add to Your Holiday Stress

December 11, 2017
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a known side-effect of continued stress. In November, the guidelines for high blood pressure were redefined as 130 over 80 instead of 140 over 90. Dr. Daniel Spogen explains why these new guidelines shouldn't add to your stress this holiday season.

Reflections from the Dean

December 7, 2017
Reflections from Dean Thomas Schwenk for December

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Welcomes New Employees, Others Take on New Roles

December 5, 2017
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine announces five new directors have joined its Office of Operations and Financial Services: Adonis Hardeman, MSPH, senior director of clinical operations and administration; Gayle Halminiak, director of operations and administration; Ken Munsterman, MBA, director of operations and administration; Danielle Eaton, director of research operations and administration and Liana McGill, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, director of human resources.

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